Curitiba, Brazil, 3 May 2019 --- Solvay’s joint venture with PQM (Produtos Químicos Makay), Peróxidos do Brasil, announces that it has obtained the environmental permit for the installation of a hydrogen peroxide industrial plant in Parque Industrial de Coronel, Chile, which will expand service mainly in the pulp and mining markets and the growing demand for aquaculture applications, an expanding segment in South America.

The hydrogen peroxide is an industrial product with great application in several markets, such as pulp and paper, mining and metallurgy, water and environmental treatment, agriculture, leather and furs, disinfection of food, aseptic beverages and packaging, plasticizers, personal and cosmetic products, soaps and detergents and textiles.

"This permit gives us the condition to develop the engineering project of the plant and subsequently to order the necessary equipment for the industrial operation," said Carlos Silveira, CEO of Peróxidos do Brasil. "For the construction of this unit, the company will use its own upgraded technology developed for myH2O2® plants, already applied in Brazil, which allows the production of up to 23 thousand tons per year of hydrogen peroxide."

The new plant will be built in the Coronel Industrial Park area, next to the large hydrogen peroxide distribution terminal that operates with product imported from the Brazilian unit of Peróxidos do Brasil installed in Curitiba. This terminal has recently received a new fleet of dedicated tank trucks to serve its customers and is currently undergoing paving works and duplication of the firefighting network.

"We have been permanently investing in our operations, always seeking to appropriately meet the demand and needs of our customers in the region, using all the know-how of our commercial and industrial teams linked to our products," said the CEO of Peróxidos do Brasil, Carlos Silveira.

 

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Solvay is an advanced materials and specialty chemicals company, committed to developing chemistry that addresses key societal challenges. Solvay innovates and partners with customers worldwide in many diverse end-markets. Its products are used in planes, cars, batteries, smart and medical devices, as well as in mineral and oil and gas extraction, enhancing efficiency and sustainability. Its lightweighting materials promote cleaner mobility, its formulations optimize the use of resources, and its performance chemicals improve air and water quality. Solvay is headquartered in Brussels with around 24,500 employees in 62 countries. Net sales were €10.3 billion in 2018, with 90% from activities where Solvay ranks among the world’s top 3 leaders, resulting in an EBITDA margin of 22%. Solvay SA (SOLB.BE) is listed on Euronext Brussels and Paris Bloomberg: SOLB.BB - Reuters: SOLB.BR), and in the United States its shares (SOLVY) are traded through a level-1 ADR program. (Financial figures take into account the planned divestment of Polyamides).

 

About Peróxidos do Brasil
Peróxidos do Brasil is a joint venture of the Solvay Group and the PQM company for the manufacture of hydrogen peroxide and other derivative products, with applications in various markets. Largest producer of hydrogen peroxide and other products  in the South America, The Peróxidos do Brasil has sites in Curitiba (Brazilian state of Paraná) with a production capacity of around of 200 thousand tons per year, and, in the Imperatriz (Brazilian state of Maranhão), dedicated to exclusive supply for Suzano Papel e Celulose. Peróxidos do Brasil belongs the Solvay Group´s Global Business Unit Peroxides, which have 17 sites in the North America, South America, Europe, Middle Est, Asia and Australian. Connect to www.peroxidos.com.br

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